13 Facts About Jesse Harris


Jesse Harris was born on October 24,1969 and is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and guitarist.


Jesse Harris has worked with Norah Jones, Melody Gardot, Madeleine Peyroux, Nikki Yanofsky, and Lizz Wright.


Jesse Harris attended Riverdale Country School in New York City.


Jesse Harris graduated from Cornell University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.


Jesse Harris gave guitar lessons and performed in musical groups before he formed the duo Once Blue with singer-songwriter Rebecca Martin.


Jesse Harris signed as a songwriter with Sony Publishing in 1998 and then made three self-released recordings with his new band, The Ferdinandos, consisting of Jesse Harris, Tony Scherr, Tim Luntzel, and Kenny Wollesen.


Jesse Harris recorded three solo albums Mineral, Feel, and Watching the Sky on his own label, Secret Sun Recordings.

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Jesse Harris appears as a guitarist on Bright Eyes' 2005 album, I'm Wide Awake It's Morning, as well as Motion Sickness.


In 2007, Jesse Harris contributed songs to the soundtrack of the film The Hottest State, written and directed by Ethan Hawke.


In 2013, Jesse Harris joined John Zorn's, The Song Project, along with Mike Patton, Sofia Rei, and Sean Lennon, writing lyrics for various Zorn compositions and singing them at festivals worldwide with a band featuring Marc Ribot on guitar, John Medeski on keyboards, and Zorn conducting.


Recently, Zorn and Jesse Harris have begun a new project, Songs For Petra, which features Petra Haden and The Julian Lage Trio, plus Jesse Harris on guitar.


In 2017, Jesse started Cosmo, a group for only his instrumental compositions, with CJ Camerieri, Will Graefe, Jeremy Gustin, Benjamin Lazar Davis, Michael Boshcen, and Harris.


On Surpresa, in 2021, introduced by the song 'Waiting' Jesse Harris closely collaborated again with Vinicius Cantuaria.